Laptop Loan Policies


  • Loaner laptops and iPads checked-out from the Information & Borrowing desk are eligible for 2 renewals (equating to 72 hours) provided we have the same item available.
  • Borrowers must come to the desk with the item and its charger to request a renewal.
  • If the renewal request cannot be granted, borrowers must return it and wait 1 hour before checking one out again.

Borrowing Limits

  • Patrons can only have 1 iPad, MacBook Air, or Chromebook checked out at a time.
  • We cannot offer extended loan periods or multiple devices loaned per person for special events at this time.

Quick Links to Other Equipment

Laptops and iPads


The library offers laptops and other technology for checkout. Click a link below to find out more information about the item and check availability.

Policies and more information about software available on laptops are listed below and in the sidebar to the right.

Checkout Information

  • The loan period is 24 hours.
  • Overdue fines are $10/hour ($5/hour each on the device and its charger) beginning at the due date.
  • You will receive an email from us at checkout with your due date and time, please contact us immediately if you do not receive this.
  • More information about policies is available to the left.

Notes on Usage

  • All equipment must be returned to an employee at the Information & Borrowing Desk during desk open hours.
  • Patrons must sign an Equipment Borrowing Agreement before borrowing an iPad, MacBook Air, or Chromebook.
  • Laptops and iPad chargers are loaned with a bag, if you return these items without a bag they will be fined a $5 replacement fee.

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Library Chromebooks
MacBook Airs

Software on Laptops and iPads

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The iPads all come with the standard iOS 11 apps and the following additional apps are currently installed:

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Box
  • Calculator HD
  • Chrome
  • Dictionary (Merriam-Webster)
  • Google Docs
  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox
  • EndNote
  • Gmail
  • Keynote
  • Kindle
  • Nook
  • Notability
  • Numbers
  • Pages
  • Play Books
  • Sheets
  • SketchBook
  • Translate
  • YouTube

All of the MacBook Airs currently have macOS installed as well as the following programs:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
  • EndNote X7
  • Firefox
  • GarageBand
  • Google Chrome
  • iMovie
  • LabStats
  • Microsoft Office Mac 2016 (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote, Outlook)
  • Skype
  • VLC
  • Zotero
Library Chromebooks

The Library Chromebooks run Chrome OS and have limited access to:

  • Microsoft Office 365 Online
  • Skype